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Our Fantastic Featured Wines for April 8

Our expansion is looking great! One zinc countertop has been installed and one to go. We've got lots of details left to complete but the new space is open and our seating has nearly doubled! We have also set the date for our Grand Re-Opening Party - May 23. Save the date!

Top Shelf Selection:

Smith and Hook 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - Central Coast. Bold aromas rise out of the glass, recalling blackberries and black cherry cola supported by hints of spicy cloves. A rich texture on the palate supported by supple tannins make this wine a perfect combination of finesse and power. Fine grained tannins on the finish give this Cabernet Sauvignon a dryness that nicely complements its broad mouthfeel and lush flavors.

White Wine Selection:

Clean Slate 2012 Riesling - Mosel, Germany. A crisp, refreshing and elegant wine. Grapes from the Lower Mosel provide mineral notes, grapes from the Middle Mosel create a hint of spiciness and grapes from the Upper Mosel supply fresh, peach flavors. The result is clean, fresh flavor that is delicious.

Xplorador 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - Chili. Aromas of citrus fruit paired with fleeting herbal notes. On the palate this Sauvignon Blanc is light and fresh with lemon, grapefruit, and gooseberry flavors that are balanced by a crisp acidity. This wine would appeal to those who like a BOLD Sauvignon Blanc.

Folie a Deux 2012 Chardonnay - Sonoma. Its complex aromas of warm shortbread, cinnamon, pear and melon overtones touch the nose, while flavors of fuji apple, tangerine, and pineapple citrus rest on the palate. Lingering hints of vanilla are present in the finish. This wine is full-bodied with depths of fruit from the partial malolactic fermentation, creating creamy texture and vibrant acidity.

Red Wine Selection:

Montes Twins 2011 Red Blend - Chili. "This 50% Malbec, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (hence, the "twins") is a magnificent blackberry, licorice and spiced specimen of tightly wound Cab and velvet-gloved Malbec. The bodies are textured and in motion, empowered by grace and elegance." 92 Points, The Tasting Panel.

Coppola 2011 Sirah-Shiraz - California. Intense plum and clove aromas are the fragrant welcome from the Green Label Syrah-Shiraz. Made from grapes grown in Paso Robles and Monterey, this concentrated and complex wine has soft tannins, along with blackberry and boysenberry flavors layered with notes of smoky bacon, sweet vanilla and bittersweet chocolate.

Noble Vines 337 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon - Lodi. Firm and well built on the palate, the Noble Vines 337 has oak, ripe fruit and earth in its flavors with a persistent aftertaste

We stock 80 craft beers and our beer list is always changing.

With over 100 unique Bourbons, Ryes and Whiskeys (and a few Scotches!) you won't find a better selection of brown than at Market Alley Wines!


Market Alley Wines | 59 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462 | 309.734.1800